Posted on

Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

The marinade in this recipe can also be made with cranberries, pomegranate or dried cherries (re-hydrated). It's a wonderful light dish that is very flavorful.


  • 2 cups cherry juice (or pomegranate)
  • 1/2 cup +2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Moroccan Twist spice rub
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 pork tenderloin, cut into 2" thick "filets"
  • 1 cup fresh sweet cherries, pitted steams removed

    Making the marinade and finishing sauce-
  1. In a blender, combine cherry juice, balsamic, lemon juice, 3/4 cup of the sweet cherries, 2 Tbsp of oil and Moroccan Twist seasoning.
  2. Blend on low to puree the cherries.
  3. Pour half the mixture into a storage container for basting.
  4. Add 1/4 cup cherries and refrigerate the finishing sauce until ready to cook.
  5. Pour the other half of the blended sauce into a zip top bag.
  6. Add remaining olive oil.
  7. Add pork to the bag.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Overnight is better.
    Cooking-
  1. After 6 hours, remove pork from fridge. Let sit while you heat the finishing sauce.
  2. Remove storage container of sauce from fridge and pour into sauce pan.
  3. Heat on warm until it starts bubbling to a simmer.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup into a basting bowl to use at the grill.
  5. Reduce the remaining sauce by continuing to simmer for 20 minutes on low to thicken.
  6. Heat your grill on medium.
  7. Remove pork from marinade bag and discard the marinade liquid and bag.
  8. Place pork filets on the grill.
  9. Cook pork, for 5 minutes per side.
  10. Then begin basting and flipping every 3 minutes until it feels firm and measures 165 with a thermometer.
  11. Cover pork with finishing sauce and serve.

The combination of Moroccan spices and cherrie or pomegranate is really delicious.

Prep Time: 45 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3 filets

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Mexican Marinade and Dressing

The meat will be so tender and have an intense flavor of lime and cilantro. It will be a tiny bit spicy.



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together.
  3. Done.

Use as a marinade or pork or chicken or beef. Overnight is great to really soak the flavors in. If you want to use it with firm fish, use half the juice or you will “cook” the fish and create ceviche.

Use as a dressing for slaw or salad with tacos. Shown here with mixed slaw with broccoli and cabbage and kale.

Prep Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 3 cups

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs


  1. Partially slice thru the hot dogs lengthwise. They should look like a hotdog bun themselves, opening partially.
  2. Break cheese slice in half.
  3. Place each half slice into hotdog opening.
  4. Get 2 toothpicks and one slice of bacon.
  5. Sprinkle Sauce Goddess Sweet Heat spice rub on one side of the bacon slice.
  6. Using one toothpick attach one end of the bacon to the hotdog spice side facing towards the hotdog.
  7. Wrap the bacon around the hotdog from one end to the other, attaching the second toothpick.
  8. Place on the grill and cook until the bacon is slightly.
  9. Baste the hotdog with Sauce Goddess grilling sauce.
  10. Cook until sauce is caramelized and bacon is completely cooked.

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 6

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Creamy Dill Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad is perfect for your picnic. The fresh dill adds a great flavor.

Creamy Dill Potato Salad

This creamy potato salad is fresh and light with all the dill and zingy mustard. It's a perfect side dish for heavy burgers and also light grilled fish.


  • 8 large yukon gold or red potatoes
  • Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped fine
  • 5 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 green onions or chives, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Sweet Heat seasoning
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 tsp Sweet Heat

  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Taste to see if it needs salt and pepper. Add as needed.
  3. Dice potatoes into chunks.
  4. Boil in salted water until just tender.
  5. Drain potatoes well in a colander. removing all water.
  6. Add to dressing and stir gently.
  7. Taste to see if it needs salt and pepper now that the potatoes are in it.
  8. Cool in fridge until ready to serve.
  9. When ready to serve, add garnish of dill and sweet heat.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Grilled Asparagus

This is a recipe that is made for almost every grill out. It’s bright and fresh tasting with fennel and thyme.

Grilled Asparagus

  • 1 lb asparagus, whiter hard ends trimmed off
  • Olivie oil
  • 1 tsp Original Super Chunk

  1. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus.
  2. Sprinkle Super Chunk.
  3. Grilled until the stems just begin to get a bit softer.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 4-6

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Carne Asada

This is a lighter take on traditional carne asada you might be use to. It’s a bit spicy and fresher than a heavy marinade. Great for tacos or with a simple salsa for dinner. Can be made with chicken too.

Carne Asada


  1. Lay the flap meat in a pan.
  2. Sprinkle on Latin Heat and rub into to each slice.
  3. Drizzle with oil and lime juice.
  4. Place all in a zip top bag and let marinade in your fridge for up to 3 days.
  5. Grill over high heat and serve with tortillas, salsa and cabbage slaw.

Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 16
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Get out the plank for this fish

This dish is a healthy dish that is simple and delicious. It only takes 20 minutes to cook the fish, so you could create a salad to put the salmon on or cook some veggies on the grill sprinkled with your favorite Sauce Goddess spice rub to make a great meal!

Sweet Heat Salmon


  1. Soak the plank for 30 minutes in water.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place salmon on the plank and sprinkle with BBQ Sweet Heat. If you don’t have a plank, lightly oil a piece of foil or a baking dish and place salmon on that.
  4. Place the plank in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until fish is almost done. There will be some cooking after it is removed from the heat.
  5. Plate your fish and enjoy with some healthy veggies.

This recipe can be done in the oven or on the grill. If you don’t have a grilling plank use a pan or piece of foil.

If you are grilling the fish, the plank will smoke a bit and burn. That’s okay, it imparts a nice mild flavor to the salmon.

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 2

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Polynesian Chicken Salad

This salad recipe makes a lot. It’s perfect for brunch or any group where light and fresh is the flavor you want.

If you want to grill the chicken, you can marinade it for 1 hour, then grill.
If you prefer a thicker dressing, add 1 cup Miracle Whip to the dressing recipe.

Polynesian Chicken Salad

    Salad
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, small head, sliced thin
  • 1 head Romaine hearts, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach, washed, stemmed
  • 2 lbs chicken, boneless skinless breasts, tenders or thighs
  • 1 ea sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1 ea red bell peppers, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup bean sprouts
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced thin
    On the Side
  • sliced almonds

  1. Make dressing in zip top bag.
  2. Remove ½ cup and place in pan to cook chicken.
  3. Poach chicken in ½ cup marinade.
  4. Slice for salad.
  5. Add all veggies except greens (cabbage, spinach and romaine) into bag with remaining dressing. Place greens in a big bowl.
  6. Toss with dressed veggies.
  7. Top with cooked chicken and almonds

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 8 cups
Serving Size: 1 cup

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Drunk Dunked Chicken

This is a long slow basting by dunking process. You can use any Sauce Goddess rub and it’s delicious. It’s also great on the smoker. Feel free to use wine, bourbon or tequila instead of beer. If you want to go alcohol free, use low sodium chicken broth instead. Relax enjoy and have a glass or two of your favorite beverage yourself while everything is cooking.

Drunk Dunked Chicken

  • 4 lbs of chicken thighs, drumsticks, wings and/or breasts (skin on)
  • 2 cups water
  • 8-12 oz good quality beer (pick what you like then enjoy the rest)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess spice rub (each one is delicious in this recipe so pick your flavor)
  • Juice of 2 lemons, plus the lemons
  • 3 cloves of smashed garlic
  • 1 tsp salt

  1. Place all ingredients (except the chicken) in a pot big enough to easily dunk the chicken pieces.
  2. Heat up the dunking liquid until butter is melted. Taste for seasoning, add more spice rub or salt if needed. Don't taste it once you start dunking raw chicken, so get the flavor right before you dunk.
  3. Heat your grill on medium to low with flames on one side, or get your smoker going using the water pan.
  4. Carefully dunk the chicken pieces into the “drink” and place them on the grill side where there is no flame.
  5. Close the lid and watch for too much smoke/heat. If it’s cooking too fast open the lid and turn the heat down.
  6. After 15 minutes, dunk again, flip over to the other side and repeat.
  7. This dunking process will continue every 15 minutes until the chicken is perfectly cooked and ready to eat. It may take an hour and a half.
  8. After an hour using the off-heat side of your grill, you may dunk and place over the “live” fire and get a bit more browning.

If you are using a thermometer, go for 160 degrees. If you are doing it by eye, I like to take one piece off (thigh) and gently press it into a cutting board (not cutting it, just applying a small amount of pressure to see if any red juices come out). If it’s clear the chicken is done, if the juices are bloody looking get it back on the grill for a few until the next test piece has clear juices.

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes ; Yield: 8-10 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 pound each

Please follow and like us:
Posted on

Hawaiian Chicken and Bacon Skewers

This recipe is a great version of traditional Hawaiian style skewers with an added tweak – bacon! Sauce Goddess Sweet & Tangy Mop Sauce brings together the pineapple and pepper flavors into a mouthwatering tangy treat. It’s versatile enough for most any kind of meat, so if you’re in the mood for steak or just want to double up on the pork mix them in or swap out for the chicken.

Hawaiian Chicken and Bacon Skewers

  • 8 skewers (if they are wood, soak for 30 minutes in water)
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 lbs chicken, boneless skinless thighs are nice and moist
  • 3/4 cup Sauce Goddess Sweet & Tangy Marinade and Mop sauce
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into chunks then separated into slices
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

    Chicken Prep
  1. Cut chicken into 1-2 inch cubes.
  2. Place Sweet & Tangy sauce into a zip top bag and add chicken chunks.
  3. Remove most of the air and zip closed.
  4. Place in fridge overnight.
    Skewer Creation
  1. Start each skewer by first adding a pepper slice and then an onion slice.
  2. Add one end of a strip of bacon (one per skewer). Do "NOT" move the bacon down the skewer. You need to move it only far enough to get another ingredient on so it will be tightly woven.
  3. Add the chicken then move down slightly and add pineapple, onion and pepper.
  4. Gently stretch the bacon and run the skewer thru it a second time.
  5. Continue with chicken, onions, pineapple and pepper, weaving one strip of bacon every 2 " or so.
  6. Heat your grill to 300 at most.
  7. Place skewers on the grill and cook slowly to make sure the bacon and chicken are both cooked completely.
    Optional Added Tanginess
  1. Baste with fresh Sweet & Tangy Mop sauce as desired while the skewers are cooking.

Prep Time: 40 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2

Please follow and like us: